The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, has assured military personnel that the armed forces will not hesitate to fly wounded personnel abroad for treatment if the need arises.
He stated that their welfare is of utmost importance towards ensuring they discharge their professional assignments effectively.
Speaking on Wednesday when he visited wounded soldiers receiving treatment at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, the CDS said, “The purpose of the visit, which is routine to military hospitals, is to encourage the personnel, appreciate their sacrifices to the nation and see how they are recuperating.”
Without the troops, he stated that nothing could be done in the fight against insecurity and criminality, saying they are together with them and praying for their quick recovery.
He expressed confidence that such visit would aid their recuperation process and give them a true feeling that they are not alone.
The CDS also expressed satisfaction with the Chief Medical Director, doctors, nurses and other personnel.
Musa hailed the efforts of the hospital management for taking good care of the wounded soldiers and maintaining a healthy environment.